Rachel Gonchar http://krcc.org en Manitou Springs Community Forum on Disaster Preparedness http://krcc.org/post/manitou-springs-community-forum-disaster-preparedness <p>Manitou Springs officials are inviting residents to a community forum Saturday to talk about disaster preparation.&nbsp; KRCC’s Rachel Gonchar has more.<br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mayor Marc Snyder, Police Chief Joe </span>Ribeiro<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and City Administrator Jack Benson will deliver progress updates on fire and flood mitigation projects.</span></p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 03:50:44 +0000 Rachel Gonchar 17222 at http://krcc.org Manitou Springs Community Forum on Disaster Preparedness Parks & Wildlife Suspends Big Game Access Program http://krcc.org/post/parks-wildlife-suspends-big-game-access-program <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Recent budgetary shortfalls have forced Colorado Parks and Wildlife to end the Big Game Access Program.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">KRCC’s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rachel </span>Gonchar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span><br />&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Big Game Access Program, or BGAP, was intended to evaluate the potential of landowners leasing properties in southeastern Colorado to allow for big game hunting.</span></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 17:39:43 +0000 Rachel Gonchar 15708 at http://krcc.org Parks & Wildlife Suspends Big Game Access Program Ute Pass Construction Work Begins http://krcc.org/post/ute-pass-construction-work-begins <p></p><p>Construction on U.S. 24 through Ute Pass started today resulting in lane closures until April. KRCC's Rachel Gonchar reports:</p><p></p><p>Flood mitigation construction along the eastbound route has all traffic shifted to westbound lanes. The Colorado Department of Transportation says it will stay that way for around two weeks until it’s completed. The traffic will then shift to the eastbound lanes so the work can continue on the other side.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:58:22 +0000 Rachel Gonchar 15285 at http://krcc.org Ute Pass Construction Work Begins Regulators Discuss Status of Legal Pot http://krcc.org/post/regulators-discuss-status-legal-pot <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The top pot regulators in Colorado are meeting today to discuss the status of the recently legal recreational marijuana business.&nbsp;</span>KRCC’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Rachel </span>Gonchar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> reports.</span></p><p></p><div><p>A month after the sale of marijuana in Colorado officially became legal, state lawyers and law professors are gathering with top rule makers to talk about how the industry and regulation is going.</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:52:23 +0000 Rachel Gonchar & AP 14953 at http://krcc.org Regulators Discuss Status of Legal Pot Study: Economic Impact of Amtrak in Southern Colorado http://krcc.org/post/study-economic-impact-amtrak-southern-colorado <p><br /><strong>Revised, 04/24/14</strong>: &nbsp;New out-of-state visitor numbers supplied to study co-author Kevin Duncan after this report aired lowers the estimated annual impact to around $3.4 million annually. &nbsp;Duncan writes that it's "about $34 million over ten years. The additional cost of providing service to Pueblo is estimated to be between $26 and $30 million."</p><p><strong>Original report:</strong></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 21:07:51 +0000 Andrea Chalfin & Rachel Gonchar 14854 at http://krcc.org Study: Economic Impact of Amtrak in Southern Colorado Superfund Status Sought for Pueblo Smelter Site http://krcc.org/post/superfund-status-sought-pueblo-smelter-site-0 <p>Governor&nbsp;John Hickenlooper is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to put an area near the old Pueblo smelter site on the national Superfund list. KRCC’s Rachel Gonchar reports.<br />&nbsp;</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:45:27 +0000 Rachel Gonchar 14482 at http://krcc.org Superfund Status Sought for Pueblo Smelter Site